I have a 2002 eL, all stock as far as I know. I love it.
When I step on the gas, it takes about 2 seconds to go “full throttle”. I find myself wondering if it’s working until it takes off. I understand the purpose of this, but I think it could have been created a bit better.
If the gas pedal “throw” (the distance from where it is with no foot pressure, to the “pedal to the metal” floor) was higher, further from the floor, their wouldn’t be a need for a delay because the foot could regulate how fast it needed for initial take-off. But, instead they used a pedal with a short “throw” so they had to program in a delay to prevent whiplash in case the person’s foot was flooring it.
I have the programming kit, and I was going to get rid of the delay, but then I would also have to find a different pedal. The pedel looks like an old sowing machine pedal, I’m sure it’s stock – it’s probably just an electronic pot (not the smokey-smokey kind).
Has anyone thought about this? Any thoughts to add? Maybe I am wrong? Or maybe you have a suggestion on the right hardware, or software programming functions I need to set.
Thanks for your ideas.